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EXPLORATHON '18 and EXPLORATHON '19 - EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS' NIGHT SCOTLAND

Objective

European Researchers Night SCOTLAND 2018-2019 will deliver two exciting editions of European Researchers' Night across Scotland in 2018 and 2019 guided by our ethos of 'Research for All'. Our partnership builds on our successful, highly visible, EXPLORATHON concept which reached over 36,000 people live and achieved over 10-million twitter impressions from 2014 to 2017. Led by five of Scotland's major research-intensive universities with over 600 EU-funded research projects between them, EXPLORATHON 18-19 will bring research to the public and foster a new dimension of collaboration with business and industry, building on themes of careers and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).

Our headline - ONE NIGHT, UNLIMITED DISCOVERY - provides a public friendly message designed to engage audiences not traditionally interacting with research or researchers. We are benefiting from our nationwide partnership to introduce robust researcher training ahead of the NIGHT projects ensuring that researchers and publics have the best experience possible.

At the heart of our proposal lies a vibrant, multi-element programme of activities, all designed to break down barriers between research and external actors of different backgrounds, ages and interests. Formats of cafe discussions, comedy, performance, hands-on activity, talks and debates will combine to highlight the relevance of research and challenge perceived stereotypes of researchers.

Our venues will include public places such as shopping centres and cinemas but will also features 'doors open' access into research environments where discovery is actually happening, universities and industry. We will highlight the multidisciplinary and collaborative nature of modern research, helped by MSCA Fellows and EU-funded project exemplars. We will encourage young people to consider research as an exciting, challenging career option, telling the story of how investment in research is vital.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2018
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 87 123

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 026
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 23 561
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 51 689
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 43 746
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments